Ernestine Campbell Biography

Ernestine Campbell Biography, Wiki, Age, Richard’s Ex-Wife, Net Worth, Death

Ernestine Campbell was the ex-wife of Little Richard who was American Singer, Musician, Songwriter. She was born in 1939 and one of the famous American celebrities. Ernestine Campbell always kept her personal life away from the media. She gave her whole life as a social activist in the USA.


Name: Ernestine Camp

Nickname: Ernestine

Professional: Homemaker

Date Of Year: 1939

Birthplace: United States Of America

Gender: Female

Nationality: American

Sexuality: Straight

Ethnicity: Multiracial

Religion: Christian

Height: 5’6″/160CM/1.68M

Weight: 65kg in kilograms or 143lbs in pounds.

Eye Color: Black

Hair: Black

Marital Status: Married (1959-1963).

Husband: Little Richard.

Son: Danny Jones Penniman

Education: High School Graduate

Ernestine Campbell Age, Education & Parents

Her life journey was 83 years old and she died on May 9, 2010. If we talk about her husband Little Richard then he was 87 years old. Little Richard died on May 9, 2020.

She stayed along with her parents and siblings before her marriage with Little Richard. But the exact information about her family is not available. 

She always tried to keep her private life from people and the media. Ernestine also finished her college studies and high school from a prestigious institution.

Her Marriage Life

Penniman met with Ernestine Harvin at a rally in October 1957 and after that, they started dating that year and got a tied knot on 12 July 1959 in California. 

According to her, both of them initially enjoyed a happy marriage with normal sexual relations and this marriage ended in 1964 after divorce. 

According to Ernestine Campbell their divorce cause of her husband’s celebrity status, which had made very difficult for her.

On the other side, Penniman claimed the marriage fell apart due to his being a neglectful husband and his sexuality. After their divorce, Ernestine married Mcdonald Campbell on 23 March in Santa Barbara, California. 

Both of them ended their relationship with mutual consent and they were also a good friend after their divorce.

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Ernestine Campbell son Danny Jones with little richard

They adopted a 1-year-old boy named Danny Jones but the biological details of the boy are not revealed by their parents.

Ernestine’s Net Worth

The Net worth of Ernestine Campbell is not available publically but if we talk about the Little Richard’s net worth then that is to be around $40 million. 

Death Cause Of Little Richard 

Little Richard was a legendary singer and died on May 9, 2020. The family of Richard didn’t immediately reveal the cause of his death. According to NYT (New York Time), the death cause was cancer. 

This was really sad news for America’s music industry. He did lot’s of hard work and gave his lot’s of contribution in the music industry. 

His adopted son Jones Penniman shared the emotional and sad news on social media platforms and gave him homage. After some time his brother disclosed the reason for his death and that was bone cancer.

7 Lesser Known Facts About Her And Her Husband

1. Richard has started his career in the music industry in the mid-1950s.

2. Richard’s music performances were a mixture between the African American and White American.

3. Ernestine is socialite just like her ex-husband.

4. Richard Awarded the Distinguished Artist Award in 2019 from the Tennessee Governor’s Arts Awards.

5. He was a top singer in the music industry but he didn’t win any single Grammy Award for his contribution.

6. The total net worth of Ernestine’s husband valued around $40 million USA Dollars. 

7. He was a “Man Of The Year” mentioned in 2010’s GQ magazine.

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